7 Things You Should Know BEFORE
A Doctor Freezes Your Prostate!
I get chills just thinking about it!
Since the early 1990s, doctors have urged thousands of men with prostate problems to avoid traditional surgery by having their prostates frozen. Find out about Big Medicine’s latest brainstorm. . .
Toxic chemical condemned 8 men to die of prostate cancer
John S. watched helplessly as 7 of his Vietnam platoon buddies died of prostate cancer, one by one. They were exposed to chemicals during the war that caused them to get cancer when they reached middle age. Then, in 2002, John found out it was his turn. He got opinions from three different doctors and they all told him the same thing: he’d need a miracle to survive.
John found the miracle he needed. Four years after his diagnosis, he told us, “I am healthy and happy with no symptoms of the disease.” He actually wishes he’d gotten the disease sooner so he could have told his Army buddies this secret. It might have saved their lives.
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I’m talking about cryotherapy—also called cryosurgery or cryoablation. According to the National Cancer Institute1, this minimally invasive surgery uses controlled freeze and thaw cycles to destroy cancer cells.
As cells are frozen, ice crystals form inside and around them. This process destroys cells through dehydration… drastic changes in the pH levels… or by preventing the flow of red blood cells.
In addition to treating prostate cancer, doctors also use cryotherapy to treat:
1. Abnormal cervical tissue (that can lead to cervical cancer)
2. Breast cancer
3. Kaposi’s sarcoma
4. Liver tumors
5. Skin cancer (early stage)
Some members of the medical establishment say cryosurgery is more effective than standard prostate cancer therapies. But like other treatments, cryotherapy comes with some risks…
The good, The bad, and the ugly
news about cryotherapy
To help you weigh the pros and cons, I’m going to share seven important details you should consider. For starters, you should know that:
1. Needles are involved—According to the Mayo Clinic, cryotherapy requires either general or local anesthesia. So your first needle stick may be to knock you out or numb the area. Next, a doctor inserts needles through the area between your scrotum and anus (the perineum) and into the prostate. An ultrasound probe in the rectum helps guide your doctor to position the needles. As you already know if you’re a regular reader, needle biopsies to take tissue samples can spread cancer. The use of needles in cryotherapy looks to me like it could do the same thing.
2. Both cancerous and non-cancerous tissue may be affected—Once a doctor inserts needles in your prostate, (s)he releases liquid nitrogen or argon gas. The gas circulates and freezes nearby tissue, causing the cancerous cells to burst and die. But the gases can also freeze and destroy normal tissue located near cancer cells!
3. Side effects include impotence, incontinence, and swelling—Because cryotherapy may freeze tissues beyond the prostate, there is a chance it could damage the nerves that control erections. You may also suffer from an inability to urinate or from sudden urges to do so. Injury to your rectum and reduced bowel function can also occur. And some patients have experienced swelling of the scrotum, scarring, and moderate pelvic pain2!
4. You might need to repeat the procedure—Patients with recurrent prostate cancer may need to repeat cryotherapy treatments. Although the surgery is minimally invasive and most patients recover quickly—repeating it could increase your risk of experiencing negative side effects.
Now that you’re aware of some of the cons to undergoing cryotherapy—you might want to know about a few things touted as positive attributes.
For example, cryotherapy:
5. May be used to address difficult cases—Inoperable cancers or those that do not respond to standard treatments sometimes respond to cryotherapy. It also can be used for patients whose age or other medical conditions make them ineligible for conventional surgery. Some doctors have also used it on patients for whom radiation therapy has failed.
6. Costs less than traditional procedures—According to study findings published in the medical journal Urology3, the average cost for a radical prostatectomy was $5,660. In contrast, hospital costs for cryosurgery averaged $4,150—a 26 percent saving.
7. Boasts an impressive success rate—Over 400 published studies document the clinical value of cryotherapy to treat prostate cancer. Recent studies show 10-year cure rates as high as 90% for low risk patients (probably meaning those whose cancer hadn’t spread outside the prostate). This represents the same success rate claimed for surgery or radiation treatments.
In most cases, cryotherapy can be performed as outpatient surgery. In some cases, an overnight stay may be required.
In most cases a doctor can perform the procedure in about two hours. Since there’s not much blood loss, pain, or discomfort (so they say), many patients are back on their feet the same day. Many resume a normal routine in just a few days.
Now I’m not going to tell you whether you should or shouldn’t have this procedure.
My goal was to provide some facts about the procedure that can help you make an informed decision.
So if you’re opposed to going under the knife… and the thought of chemotherapy and radiation turns your stomach, then freezing cancer cells may be an alternative to consider with your medical practitioner.
But if you’re a regular reader of this newsletter, you know there are natural, noninvasive ways to get rid of prostate cancer. I summarize the best of them in my Special Report Don’t Touch My Prostate!
The patients for whom surgery or cryotherapy will most likely work are early stage cancer patients, and those are precisely the men who can probably get rid of cancer with natural methods. In early stage prostate cancer, the disease hasn’t spread outside the prostate.
Plus most men in the early stages have plenty of time to consider their options. It’s a very slow-growing disease. In fact, for most men early stage prostate cancer is not much more than a harmless nuisance, and they’re better off following a program of “watchful waiting” — just keeping an eye on things.
Before the mania for screening, PSA tests and needle biopsies, most men with prostate cancer didn’t know it, and they were just as well off. Nowadays it’s an over-diagnosed, over-treated medical condition. Leave well enough alone — but do follow the natural tips in my report to get rid of it.
Admittedly the other ten percent of prostate patients suffer from aggressive, fast-growing cancer, and there’s no good test at this point to determine if your cancer is one of the unlucky ten percent. I still say with all honesty that you’re better off with the natural methods than the conventional ones. But if you’d like to know the details, take a look at Don’t Touch My Prostate.
Frankly, I think most of us can avoid prostate cancer if we do the right things. One of them might be the supplement I wrote about in the last issue. If you missed it, scroll down and take a look now.